Posts Tagged ‘training’

Manual for Speed.

July 29, 2011

A manual for speed is a collection of photo essays, videos, narratives, interviews and anecdotes, all of which illustrate the pursuit of speed.

If you’re a fan of Garmin-Cervelo or Castelli, or just pro racing in general then head over and take a peek, you’ll love it!

Manual for speed via the excellent Headset press.

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Early Eighties.

February 10, 2011

Peep the winter training on a brakeless fixed gear bike, tough guy! Seen over at Doug Siple’s super, awesome flickr spot.

I have posted on this guy’s photographs and scans before but honestly, he has so, so much good stuff, if you have the time, go trawl.

Impending Doom.

August 23, 2010

It’s coming. The suffering is around the corner and I cannot wait. The 2010 leg of the annual alpine adventure for the SFRT begins next week in Annecy, France.

This year I feel I am slightly better prepared, although more mentally than physically. We also have more members that now make up the 2010 Spinwell Factory Racing Team which obviously means more fun… Oh and more slaps for the person at the back of the bunch, now he won’t be 3rd, but 5th! Shit.

Cret de Chatillon – I am coming for you.

Rollapaluza in Birmingham!

June 15, 2010

Rollapaluza roller racing takes place Thursday 17th between the hours of 12pm and 6pm in our great big neon toilet, the Bulls ring, sorry I meant Bullring… Hmmm, I certainly have my reservations about it being held in a huge 3 story shopping complex but hey, I’ll be working anyway.

For those not working, or studying get yourself along and have a race. It’s free, you could win prizes and there will be some “surprise stars” there.

More info.

Lessons in Winter Riding.

February 1, 2010

It was a crisp morning yesterday when we headed out for our regular sunday morning geared ride.

We had done no more than ten miles when that right hander reared it’s ugly head. You see that crispness equated to an awful lot of surface frost on the roads and up until that point we had done a good job of avoiding it but me at the time being ride leader found that no matter how good you think you are at dodging the ice you are never ‘that’ good.

My body took 99% of the brunt with a smashed face, cut knees, cut shoulder, sprained wrists, one day old overshoes ruined, ripped shorts and the thing that wounded me most of all is that in the spill my favourite pieces of cycling attire were destroyed. My Stowaway and my Swift jersey. Gutted.

So I learned another lesson yesterday: Yes winter training is important but not as important as my face so next time it looks icy out there I am staying in bed.

Wolverhampton Track Training.

March 18, 2009

Found on the London FGSS forum.

If anyone is interested, my club has started it’s Monday night fixed wheel training sessions at Aldersley stadium from 8 to 9pm.

It’s open to riders of all abilities, just bring your fixed bike (no brakes, drop bars) a helmet and three of your finest pounds. We do have club bikes that can be used, but club members get priority and you’ll need shoes with Keo cleats.

The sessions cover basic track and group riding skills along with track race practise (Devil, Points, Kierin – we have two dernys) along with some Team pursuiting and the chance to set times in a flying 200m, Kilo etc

Summer is only around the corner and I think this may just be the ticket to shift some of those winter gained pounds, so you may find me going along for a bit of a sprint closeley followed by a vomit.


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